29 CFR 553.224 - “Work period” defined.

§ 553.224 “Work period” defined.

(a) As used in section 7(k), the term “work period” refers to any established and regularly recurring period of work which, under the terms of the Act and legislative history, cannot be less than 7 consecutive days nor more than 28 consecutive days. Except for this limitation, the work period can be of any length, and it need not coincide with the duty cycle or pay period or with a particular day of the week or hour of the day. Once the beginning and ending time of an employee's work period is established, however, it remains fixed regardless of how many hours are worked within the period. The beginning and ending of the work period may be changed, provided that the change is intended to be permanent and is not designed to evade the overtime compensation requirements of the Act.

(b) An employer may have one work period applicable to all employees, or different work periods for different employees or groups of employees.

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Title 29 published on 05-May-2017 03:24

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 29 CFR Part 553 after this date.

  • 2017-01-09; vol. 82 # 5 - Monday, January 9, 2017
    1. 82 FR 2221 - Updating Regulations Issued Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act
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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Office of the Secretary, Wage and Hour Division
      Final rule; technical corrections.
      Effective January 9, 2017.
      29 CFR Parts 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6